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WE ARE THE MOVIES-…OR GET BUSY DYING

One of the things that I love about music is how I come to know of an act. Some I remember and some I don’t. We Are the Movies are one that I remember. It was February of 2016. They were playing a show at A venue here in Columbus called Spacebar. Their energy that night was unmatched, and it still is ...

Lawrence and Joe Hertler bring the heat to a new Nashville venue!

Full disclosure: I work for the company that property manages the True Music Room and Bar in Nashville. Nonetheless, I feel compelled to write about this show. My company didn't tell me to do this. I'm definitely biased, but True Music Room is becoming one of my favorite places to hang out in ...

90’s Kids are on their way.

This past Friday night, I had the privilege of witnessing a key moment in the growth of a central Ohio band. 90's Kids are undeniably a pop group. Yet, watching their show brings to mind a certain punk sensibility. Not in the sound. But in the energy and grit. Indeed, if we were listening to their ...

Sam Westhoff Brings Colour to Indie Music with 8-Track Amalgam of Pop, Rock and Soul

Back at the beginning of June, I wrote a piece about an old friend of mine, Sam Westhoff. At that point, Westhoff had been planning the rollout of a new single every month for the next year. Sometimes plans change, though: in the case of Westhoff, the single-a-month schedule ...

Columbus Concert Roundup – Weekend of Oct 12th-13th

FRIDAY Featured Pick: Mister Moon supports Mo Lowda and the Humble at A&R Music Bar Mister Moon is a groovy quartet mixing synth, percussion, and at times croon-y vocals resulting in a concoction that is simultaneously dreamy and whimsical. The presence of a second drum kit isn't redundant. ...

Fit For A King – Dark Skies

Words: Egypt Ali As a writer it is incredibly difficult to encapsulate extreme emotions. I can describe the feeling of loss, but it is near impossible to inflict those emotions or the resolution thereof on the listeners of that piece of work. Unless, of course, you’re Fit for a King. Their new ...

Hoosier Highlights: September Edition

Although September did not in fact see releases from DistincT, Allison Victoria, or Dream Chief—like the artists led us to believe—maybe we'll see those later on in October's installment. Besides, there was plenty of other quality music that I came across last month, including one “older” song I ...